Main Street, Princeton, ca. 1927

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


This view through the center of the lumber town of Princeton in 1927 shows a former livery stable converted into a garage with a curbside gas pump and a sign advertising Chevrolet sales and service.

Two more gas pumps appear in front of a general store at the left with a traffic signal marking an adjacent intersection.

Princeton’s post office at the right also housed Neil E. McCannell’s confectionary business, which opened in 1925.

McCannell showed movies upstairs in the old town hall building, which he named the Opera House.

In the store was a counter with a popcorn machine and peanut roaster. He also sold a popular confection, the Nickel Lunch, a dollop of peanut butter spread between two Unita soda crackers. The sandwich was then dipped into chocolate and allowed to harden.

In addition, McCannell sold orders for suits made by the Royal Taylor Co. of Chicago. He took measurements and placed the orders. When the clothing arrived, McCannell let customers try on the clothes. He altered them himself, if necessary.

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About This Item

  • Title: Main Street, Princeton, ca. 1927
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co., Belfast
  • Creation Date: circa 1927
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Princeton
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Local Code: LB2007.1.102101
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2529

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